Insight and Analysis

Prediction Time: Writers make their MOP, Grey Cup and Week 1 picks

June 21, 2017 | Staff
With the 2017 regular season about to kick off, it’s now time for the writers check in with their predictions for this season along with their Week 1 picks.

Time is Now: The BC Lions’ window is wide open — but for how long?

June 20, 2017 | Jamie Nye
Wally Buono’s return to the sideline has opened a whole new window for the BC Lions. Yet as Jamie Nye writes, there’s no better time than now.

Crystal Ball: Nye predicts the future for every CFL team

June 20, 2017 | Jamie Nye
Football is back and so is Jamie Nye with his crystal ball. With the season kicking off Thursday, Nye predicts what 2017 will look like for every CFL team.

Off the Edge: Westerman looks to set tone in ferocious Bombers pass rush

June 20, 2017 | Jim Morris
After doing a lot of things well last year, defensive end Jamaal Westerman believes the Winnipeg Blue Bomber defensive can do even more things better in 2017.

Cauz: Why your team will ____ in 2017

June 19, 2017 | Matthew Cauz
With a new season upon us,’s Matthew Cauz wonders aloud why your team might thrive in 2017 — and also why it might struggle.

Cold Winter: Messam, Stamps done with consolation prizes

June 19, 2017 | Jim Morris
Jerome Messam had the best season of his CFL career in 2016 followed by one of his worst winters.’s Jim Morris has more.

Changing Places: Where could Saturday’s cuts end up?

June 19, 2017 | Staff
If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that players let go on cut down day could hold plenty of value on the open market. Who ends up where after cut down day?

How do GMs mentally prepare for cutdown day? Former GM Barker weighs in

June 17, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Saturday is a make or break day for dozens of CFLers. How does a GM prepare for ‘worst day of training camp’? Senior Writer Chris O’Leary chats with former GM Jim Barker.

Bombers cap off pre-season both winless and undefeated

June 16, 2017 | Ed Tait
After a bizarre 0-0-2 result this pre-season, Ed Tait of checks in with his thoughts on a 38-38 draw vs. the Eskimos in Thursday’s finale.

Like No Other: The headstrong, brilliant and playful presence of Don Matthews

June 14, 2017 | Don Landry columnist Don Landry talks to those who knew Don Matthews the best on the day we sadly learned of the legendary coaches passing.

For the Riders, pre-season means more than just evaluation

June 9, 2017 | Ian Hamilton
In Zach Minter’s mind, CFL pre-season games aren’t just about evaluating prospects or schemes. More from’s Ian Hamilton.

Rest vs. Rust: A deep dive into coaches’ approach to QB play in pre-season

June 9, 2017 | Chris O'Leary’s Chris O’Leary dives into some of the trends that guide the way in which head coaches manage the workload on their quarterbacks in training camp.

Loyalty from Popp not lost on newest Argo Bear Woods

June 9, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Toronto was a natural fit for free agent linebacker Bear Woods who arrives with no shortage of allies in his corner. Senior Writer Chris O’Leary has more from BMO Field.

Trestman: ‘Never underestimate the importance of a winning locker room’

June 9, 2017 | Staff
To Toronto’s head coach Marc Trestman, Thursday night’s pre-season game wasn’t just an exhibition game it was a chance to get into the winning spirit.

Thurman, Stamps d-line double trouble for Lions in pre-season opener

June 6, 2017 | George Johnson
A pair of sacks and an assist to set up another is not a bad debut for Jameer Thurman who helped lead a solid Calgary pass rush Tuesday night vs. BC.

For Chris Jones, the search for a franchise QB continues

June 4, 2017 | Jeff Krever
For Chris Jones and the Riders, everything appears to be falling into place — with one question mark.

Most Underrated: A team by team look

June 1, 2017 | Staff
Who is the most underrated player in the CFL? We take a team-by-team look as Best in the League continues this week.

O’Leary: A Bear is loose, where will he land?

May 29, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
The Monday morning release of all-star linebacker Bear Woods either has GMs across the league reaching for their phones or huddling with their staffs to see if they could afford to add a suddenly ...

Shutting it Down: Kanneh, Davis form dynamic DB duo

May 26, 2017 | Staff
With Emanuel Davis and Abdul Kanneh, the Ticats have arguably the CFL’s most dominant pair of shutdown halves.

Take Two: Former Shreveport Pirates assistant resets on CFL with Argos

May 25, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Two decades after his last CFL experience with the Shreveport Pirates, D-line coach Kerry Locklin hopes to have better go-round with the Toronto Argonauts.